Summer is all about grilling! There is simply nothing like a cookout on a hot summer day with grilled chicken and burgers and some delicious side salads and chips. Chicken is so versatile in the fact that it goes well with just about any flavor. My favorite marinades/sauces with chicken are barbecue, honey mustard, and anything spicy. Those plus many more are included in this list of the 21 best grilled chicken recipes!
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1. Grilled Lemon Chicken
Grilled lemon chicken is a quintessential grilling recipe that’s very basic in ingredients, but rich in flavor! The lemony marinade is made with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and oregano, which creates a tender and juicy grilled chicken recipe. Pair it with a salad, grilled vegetables or quinoa for a healthy delicious dinner any day of the week!
Here is the recipe for this Grilled Lemon Chicken.
2. BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken
This super simple recipe only has 3 ingredients (including the chicken). The barbecue ranch marinade is easy and packs a ton of great flavor. Quick, This is definitely the easiest best grilled chicken recipe on this list!
Here is the recipe for this BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken.
3. Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken
Honey and mustard go together like peanut butter and jelly. The tanginess of the dijon mustard and natural sweetness of the honey are the perfect marriage. This honey mustard sauce serves as both a marinade and a sauce. The chicken is left to marinate in a portion of the sauce and the remaining sauce is brushed on while grilling. It’s simply delicious!
Here is the recipe for this Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken.
4. Spicy Pineapple Brown Sugar Chicken
Spicy Pineapple Brown Sugar Chicken – easy 5 ingredient marinade! SO good!!! We actually made it twice in one week. Pineapple juice, brown sugar, BBQ sauce, chili powder, and red pepper flakes. Such an easy weeknight meal. Leftovers are great on top of a salad or in a sandwich wrap.
Here is the recipe for this Spicy Pineapple Brown Sugar Chicken.
5. Sweet Chili Chicken Marinade
Sweet chili chicken is sweet and spicy with flavors of garlic, fresh ginger, soy, and sweet chili sauce. This easy marinated chicken is perfect by itself, on a salad, or on top of some rice. It’s actually one of my favorite grilled chicken recipes!
Here is the recipe for this Sweet Chili Chicken Marinade.
6. Grilled Thai Coconut Chicken Skewers
Smoky grilled chicken skewers recipe, marinated in ginger, garlic, coconut cream and soy sauce. Then finished with a sweet coconut cream glaze and served with a simple peanut sauce. Big on flavor, super easy to throw together!
Here is the recipe for this Grilled Thai Coconut Chicken Skewers.
7. Pollo Asado
This Whole30 and paleo pollo asado is a delicious and authentic Mexican grilled chicken recipe with the most flavorful marinade. You can also bake it in the oven if you don’t have a grill!
Here is the recipe for this Pollo Asado.
8. Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce
Chicken Satay should be a staple in your kitchen with its juicy, marinated skewered chicken layered with flavor all dunked in creamy, intoxicating peanut satay sauce. Instructions for baking Chicken Satay or indoor/outdoor grilling (and pics of both) are included so you can make this Thai Chicken Satay recipe year-round.
Here is the recipe for this Chicken Satay.
9. Cilantro Lime Chicken
Pan fried, baked or grilled cilantro lime chicken with as little as 1 hour marinating. This recipe is great for an easy dinner, big get-togethers, meal prep, tacos, or salads. Cilantro lime chicken is an incredibly fresh and flavorful summer grilled chicken recipe.
Here is the recipe for this Cilantro Lime Chicken.
10. Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken
This grilled Hawaiian teriyaki chicken is the real deal. The sweet and savory Hawaiian teriyaki marinade is THE best and SO easy to make. Of course, the chicken is incredible on its own, but it is also amazing when added to other dishes. You can put it over salad or add it to a Hawaiian rice bowl. Slice it and serve it in a sandwich, or serve in a pasta. There are so many possibilities!
Here is the recipe for this Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken.
11. Easy Tequila Lime Chicken
Tequila lime chicken bursting with flavor from the tasty margarita style marinade made with tequila, lime juice, cilantro and spices. This grilled chicken recipe is easy to make and is always a crowd favorite. Budget friendly too (chop it up and make lots of tacos!)
Here is the recipe for this Easy Tequila Lime Chicken.
12. Honey Citrus Grilled Chicken With Basil Butter
Honey citrus grilled chicken recipe with basil butter is next level delicious. So many flavors all packed into one really simple dish! The bright citrus chicken paired with the rich, savory butter is the perfect balance. It’s really one of the best grilled chicken recipes ever!
Here is the recipe for this Honey Citrus Chicken.
13. Grilled Buffalo Chicken
I LOVE buffalo chicken! Anyone else? Nothing beats a grilled juicy chicken breast covered in an easy homemade buffalo sauce. This recipe is perfect on its own or sliced for salad, wraps, or even a fun new taco.
Here is the recipe for this Grilled Buffalo Chicken.
14. Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken
Grilled honey balsamic chicken is tender chicken marinated in a sweet and savory honey balsamic glaze then grilled to perfection. The honey balsamic glaze is to die for!
Here is the recipe for this Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken.
15. Asian Sweet and Spicy Chicken Skewers
Super simple finger licking good chicken skewers with the tastiest homemade Asian BBQ sauce ever! Serve the hot skewers over brown rice and the remaining bbq sauce. Mighty tasty dinner right here.
Here is the recipe for this Sweet & Spicy Chicken.
16. Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken
This honey sriracha grilled chicken recipe is the perfect balance between sweet and spicy and is super quick to make. Serve with coleslaw and some corn on the cob and you are all set.
Here is the recipe for this Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken.
17. Mango Lime Grilled Chicken
Grilled mango chicken features a sweet and spicy mango lime marinade that caramelizes perfectly on a hot grill. It’s perfect for your summer BBQ. This is simply one of the best grilled chicken recipes out there, no question.
18. Mango Habanero BBQ Chicken
If you love spicy food (like me!), then this grilled chicken recipe is for you! With this juicy bbq chicken recipe, the chicken is marinated to infuse it with flavor, then grilled and slathered in a homemade spicy mango-habanero bbq sauce. Perfection.
Here is the recipe for this Mango Habanero BBQ Chicken.
19. Sweet Heat BBQ Chicken
Sweet heat BBQ chicken made with your favorite BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, honey and red pepper flakes then grilled to perfection is a must make this summer! This super easy recipe makes a great dish for a weeknight meal and leftovers are great for salads or sandwiches.
Here is the recipe for this Sweet Heat BBQ Chicken.
20. Teriyaki Chicken
Teriyaki chicken is a classic take out recipe everybody loves. Making it at home is super easy and will quickly become your new favorite! This sauce is sticky, sweet and tangy, the chicken in tender and juicy and perfect for grilling.
Here is the recipe for this Teriyaki Chicken.
21. Mediterranean Grilled Chicken
It’s juicy, mouth-watering grilled chicken – Mediterranean style! This simple marinade is packed with flavor and tastes delicious on perfectly grilled chicken. Top it all off with a tangy dill sauce and you have the perfect healthy grilled chicken for your next BBQ!
Here is the recipe for this Mediterranean Grilled Chicken.